Friday, September 11, 2009

Random Dozen #2

Here I am with another random dozen. Feel free to leave your own answers in the comments, answer some or answer or all, or just point us to your blog and answer them there. Have a great weekend!

1. What is something that you have changed your mind about either recently or over a number of years?

I said Twittering was stupid and I would never do it. I still think it's stupid, but I do it anyway. (Long story.)

2. Choose either subject, but does your a) church b) job feel more like a dental chair experience or an easy chair (recliner) experience?

Church is definitely NOT a dental chair experience, but neither is it an easy chair. The job? Depends on the day. Or the workload. Or my mood. Or ...

3. Kisses or hugs? I actually typed "huts," which might have been a more interesting question.

Kisses from close family members that I live with. Hugs from everyone else. Well, not everyone else, but you get the picture.

4. What do you think is the biggest threat to families today?

The lack of the family as a unit. Everyone comes and goes as they please and they are just bodies sharing a house. Parents need to consciously make an effort to be a part of their children's lives. In addition, I think kids have way too much play time. Even when they're very young they should be able to have some chores and duties in order to give them a sense of responsibility and make them a contributing member of the household. This builds character. Thirdly, I think parents bail their kids out of everything too much. If children never have to work through anything on their own, they're going to be awfully surprised when they face the real world as an adult.

5. A day after you grocery shop, you open a perishable item that is horribly spoiled. Do you take your receipt back to the store to be reimbursed or just throw it away and forget about it?

I would intend to take it back, but would probably never get around to it.

6. What personality trait (feel free to address good or bad or both) do you notice yourself adopting from your parents?

I know I have some. I just can't think of any.

7. How many slices of bread do you leave in the bottom of the bag when you throw it away? Two? Three? Just the heel? None? (I really want to know if you eat the heel.)

I just leave the heel unless I really wanted a peanut butter sandwich or a piece of toast and all I have left is the heel. Then I'll eat the heel.

8. What mispronunciation or usage error really irritates you?

I used to teach English. All of them bug me.

9. In honor of the uniqueness of today's date, what does the numeral 9 mean to you? (Any special life moments attached to the 9th? Are you the 9th kid in your family? Can you count by 9s really fast? etc.)

Nine really doesn't mean much to me except that it's easy to multiply. (Go by 10 and subtract one. Doesn't that sound easy?) And yes, that is math advice from someone who truly believes that x always equals 5.

10. Does the general color palette in your closet match the colors you chose to decorate your home with?

Ummm, yes I guess so. Except now I feel like I'm comparing myself to to the living room couch. I like my couch, but I don't want to look like it.

11. When you're hanging out with friends in the kitchen, do you automatically ask to help, or do you sit there and chat until the host asks if you'd like to help? I'm not implying that the 2nd choice stems from rudeness or laziness, just not a first-response like it is for some people.

It depends on who it is. If I don't know them very well, I'll ask to help. If I'm with a friend, I'll sit and visit. Especially if we're at my house and in my kitchen. I firmly believe in letting guests make themselves at home.

12. Let's end on a pleasant note: What do you enjoy about September the most?

I kind of like the new beginnings of another school year. I like that fall is approaching and if we lived in a four-season climate the leaves would be changing and the temperatures dropping.


  1. Great answers! I liked the not wanting to look like the couch lol.

  2. Love the Random Dozen idea! And I started off thinking twitter was absolutely useless and a waste of time, but over the past couple of months of tweeting, I'm realizing there are some really great benefits to a writing career.

  3. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  4. I said I would never blog, twitter or facebook but I do all three.

    Of course, I also said I never wanted to be a pastor's wife, lol!


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